Clements Unit

The William P. Clements Unit is a prison for male inmates that is located in Amarillo, Texas. This facility houses G1-G5 level inmates. It also features an Administrative Segregation housing unit and a Mental Health unit. Clements Unit opened in 1990 and can house approximately 3,800 inmates.

The agricultural operations at Clements Unit include: Beef Processing Plant, Security Horses, Security Pack Canines, Unit Garden, Texas Second Chance Program. Manufacturing operations at Clements Unit include a Shoe Factory.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Clements Unit are on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday visits are by appointment only. Each inmate is allowed one visit per weekend. 

Please call the Ombudsman Visitation Hotline if you have any visiting questions. The hotline is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289. This includes questions about visiting changes due to COVID-19.

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit with an inmate at Clements Unit, you must submit a visiting application and get approval from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The visiting application and instructions can be found below.

Dress Code

The dress code at Clements Unit is conservative.

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes may be worn.
  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics shall not be allowed.
  • Sleeveless shirts and dresses are allowed, but must cover the shoulders.
  • Shorts and skirts no shorter than three inches above the middle of the knee while standing, capri pants, or long pants are allowed.
  • Length is not restricted for pre-adolescent boys and girls, generally ages 10 and younger.
  • Clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public standards shall not be allowed.

For a complete list of the visiting rules click here.

Permissible Items

  • small wallet, clear plastic Ziploc® type bag, or change purse
  • coin money in an amount not to exceed $25

Visitors with infants or small children may bring no more than three (3) diapers, a supply of baby wipes and two (2) baby bottles, or a “sippy” cup for toddlers, into the unit. These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag. 

Electronics ARE NOT ALLOWED in the visiting room. This includes: cell phones, smartwatches, pagers, laptop computers, cameras, digital recorders, or any other type of electronic or wireless devices.

Physical Address

Clements Unit
9601 Spur 591
Amarillo, TX 79107-9606

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General Phone Number

(806) 381-7080

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Clements Unit
9601 Spur 591
Amarillo, TX 79107-9606

Newspapers, magazines, and books may be mailed directly to offenders only by the publisher, publication supplier, or bookstore.

Offenders may receive reference books and other educational materials from volunteer organizations that operate the following types of programs: literacy and education, life skills, job skills, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, support groups, arts and crafts and any other programs designed to aid offenders in the transition between confinement and society.  


Offenders can receive incoming eMessages. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or on the web. Only incoming mail is available. The offender is not allowed to return the eMessage.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Clements Unit, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Texas, please click here.

How to Send Money

JPay provides several ways to send money to an inmate at Clements Unit. 


To send money online with a credit or debit card, click here. It's the quickest and easiest way to send money.


You can send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live agent 24/7.

Walk-In Cash

To send money using cash, visit any MoneyGram agent location and use receive code 6188. Click here to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Money Orders

All money orders must be sent with a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 279010
Miramar, FL 33027

Money order deposits slips are available in English and Spanish.

Programs For Inmates

Special Treatment Programs: Program for Aggressive Mentally Ill Offenders (PAMIO) / Chronic Mentally Ill (CMI) Program, Crisis Management, Outpatient Mental Health Services

Educational Programs: Literacy (Adult Basic Education/GED), Special Education, CHANGES/Pre-Release, Cognitive Intervention 

Career and Technology Programs: Automotive Specialization (Brakes); Diesel Mechanics

Additional Programs/Services: Faith Based Dormitory, Adult Education Program (upon availability), Peer Education, Reentry Planning, Chaplaincy Services, GO KIDS Initiative

Community Work Projects: Services provided to city and county agencies, local organizations, the area food bank, the Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife

Volunteer Initiatives: Substance Abuse Education, Mentoring, Support Groups, Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities

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Careers at Clements Unit

To find out more information about a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and available jobs at Clements Unit, click here.